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(announcer) 28 delicious flavors at around 100 calories each. >> i'm about to really embarrass my wife. oprah: uh-huh. >> and my friend here. i have seen "the color purple," which you should've got an oscar for in 1984--i have seen it 55 times, and i want to do a little part for you. i know you remember this. [laughter] >> but here it goes. i said, "if i ever get to meet her"--and i made a dream come true. and if i can take a few minutes of your time... oprah: you are the first white man i've seen do it, though. [laughter and applause] >> and i hope i can get a hug from this. i hope i can get a hug after you see this. oprah: ok. >> you told harpo to beat me. all's my life i hads to fight. i had to fight my uncles, had to fight my father, had to fight my-- oprah: cousins. >> no, uncles. girl, a child
ain't safe in a house full of men. i loves, i loves harpo. god know i do. but i'll kill him dead before i let him beat me. you want a dead son-in-law, miss celie? you keep on advising him like you do. for this life be over soon. heaven last always. well, you oughta bash mister's head in and think about heaven later. [laughter and cheering] oprah: that happened in our audience 12 years ago when i had to go to amarillo. it took us a while, but we tracked terry down. how you doing? >> hi. [cheering and applause] oprah: thank you so much. thank you so much. i have to ask you, i have to ask you, what did it mean to you to be able to get this accomplished? >> it's like going to heaven. from being a little raggedy kid here in 1933, i was born here--in the hardcore ghetto,
and to be here at this stage is like, it's beyond belief. oprah: wow. it's wonderful. well-- >> i see why they were tearing up. oprah: yes. see why we were tearing up. thank you to my--we--say that, whoopi. >> we just didn't want to forget adolph caesar, who played danny's dad. amazing actor. he passed. [applause] oprah: so that's who's missing from this photo. thanks to all of my "color purple" family. my husband harpo. >> only husband you ever had. oprah: only husband i ever had. [laughter and cheering] oprah: groom, you. oh, ok. ok. 25 years, and the best time of my life. really was. thank you all so much. the new blu-ray "color purple" dvd is in stores now. good-bye, everybody. thank
things burning up there in times square. >> oh, man, yes. >> and all over the country. that's for sure. it should be no surprise the heat was a topic burning up the yahoo! search engines this week. another hot one, the nation's debt debate. >> yahoo! web life editor heather cabot joins us with the week's scorching trends online. good morning, heather. >> hey, guys. for the second week in a row
rupert murdoch dominated searches as the media mogul anan his son faced a hearing before the british parliament. lookups for the word contrite shot up as did questions about murdoch's wife. who dramatically leapt to her husband's defense when a heckler accosted him with a shaving cream pie. across the web this week the news corp. scandal even overshadowed the budget troubles here at home. searches for murdoch are double those for president obama. this is the white house signal that would be open to a compromise that would temporarily raise the country's debt ceiling. but with the august 2nd deadline looming anxious americans, mostly women over age 65, consulted the yahoo! search engine to find out if their social security checks would still arrive on time or at all. the deadly heat wave that's claimed the lives of 22 people also commanded pex people's attention online this week. the scorching weather zeroing in on the east coast right now scored lots of lookups for how to handle the heat, including even some quirky searches for
air conditioned clothing. to beat the heat many people cooled off by reading up on the latest celebrity news. among the breakouts this week, tim robbins and the musical debut of the oscar-winner's new album. searches of the actor and his band are up over 800% as the group heads out on tour. lots of buzz about maya rudolph's new baby boy. searches for the "saturday night live" alum are up 368%. fans also wanted to know more about rocker gwen stefani's new clothing line for babies. and also lots of interest in why tennis star caroline wozniacki was having dinner with golf champ rory mcilroy. just a day after the u.s. open winner split with hihilong-time girlfriend. a blogger snapped photos of the two looking cozy at a london cafe sunday and now lookups for caroline jumped more than 300% this week. stay cool this weekend, guys. back to you. >> that's right, stay cool. no matter how you can do it. >> if you can across the country. everything has definitely been steamy. here's a couple of things coming up that people are going to be
talking about. katy perry, she e st got nine nominations for the 2011 mtv video music awards. that's exciting. >> i think she's at the top of her career right now. she's doing. >> she's great. >> on the more serious side of things, john edwards likely will be back in the news next week. they're asking he pay back more than 2 million bucks to the feds because they're saying he overstated his expenses and understated his revenue a little bit on top of his other legal issue. these are issues t tnding now. so people are buzzing again about edwards, not in the most posititi way. >> not in the most positive way, definitely a big talker next week, that's absolutely sure. giant sink hole forms under a guatemalan woman's bed. >> breaking news. >> sounds like something you need to see. >> i have a feeling you may be trending later today too as we say good-bye to you on the show. very sad, i'm very sad. >> me too. >> we have some surprises coming up later today. >> okay. >> stay with us, everybody. when we come back the big dispute in arnold schwarzenegger and maria shriver's divorce
♪ skinny so skinny and time now for your friday morning "skinny." we've got lots to talk about lately with the sheen-ster. and the goddesses. we sat down, abc has an exclusive interview with bree olson who was one of the goddesses. remember how he introduced them, charlie sheen introduced us to them some time ago. they were very involved with helping him take care of his twins. well now apparently bree is talking about what was really going on behind the scenes. everything wasn't hunky-dory. >> stunned. >> yes. also she talks about looking after the two boys, max and bob. this is what she had to say. take a listen.
>> that is so absurd that, oh, a porn star is not capable of being around children. just because i've chosen to do what everyone else does in this whole entire world on camera does not make me ineligible to be around children. >> she's done a lot on camera. >> that does not make her uneligible to do that. that's right. the one thing you have to say, really is this in the best interests of these two kids? in fact, right now they are currently in the custody of their mother, that is sheen's ex-wife brooke mueller. she's admitted to having some drug issues. we sort of detailed that here in the skinny. how she's really been struggling with addictions but wants to be able to take care of her kids. brooke's mom has really stepped in to help take care of these twins. >> someone needs to. >> bree olson, one of the goddesses, said sheen was a great father. >> who really knows what's going on with all of that. >> there you go. you can see e e interview. abcnews.com. pop by if you want to see more of that interview. >> speaking of children. >> yep. >> a little update on the palin clan. i think we talked about this
earlier yesterday. this photo basically came out showing brita hansen, who is the wife of sarah palin's eldest son whose name is track. gawker first published this photo showing her very, very pregnant. now they say less than two months after the wedding she is several months pregnant. meaning more than two months. do a little math there, carry the one. >> some people are saying she's like seven, eight months pregnant. >> shotgun. >> seven, eight months along, could be a shotgun wedding. >> this would be her second grandchild -- >> that was -- came along perhaps before the vows. whatever. >> just pointing out. arnold schwarzenegger is refusing to pay wife maria shriver spousal support. which i think this is jaw-dropping to a lot of folks. so far he's indicated in court filings he does not want to pay his soon to be ex-wife maria shriver spousal support or her attorney fees for that matter after they ended their 25-year marriage. they're saying this dispute is probably going to heat up a little bit here in the courtroom because these papers were sort of unexpected. most people thought he would
maybe quietly do what needed to be done. >> you would think. >> apparently he's recently filed papers on wednesday saying i'm not willing to fork over any cash. >> let point out this is spousal support, not child support. >> sure. >> i'm not saying right or wrong. >> some of the kids are past the date where they'd probably be able to get child support. some of them are younger so they might be eligible for that. >> just so messy. i'd think he'd want it all to go away. >> you'd think. >> all right, arnold. lastly up here, chris brown. this guy's always in the news for something fun. now he's claiming there's some kind of conspiracy against him in the neighborhood he lives. the people in his building have it against him, they want him out. two pieces of evidence. the photo from tmz of his car parked there in a handicapped spot. he says his spaces that were assignededo him have been painted over with handicapped and no parking signs. and also on the right there, you see "c.b." carved into the elevator of the building. they're saying, chris, you vandalized our eleletor. he's saying someone else set it up to make him look bad.
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call the number on your screen. ♪ don't you forget about me ♪ don't don't don't don't >> peggy bunker. >> you guys are making me sad. everyone's been so nictoday. >> it's a happy day, though. >> getting nostalgic already. >> it's a happy day here. moving on to bigger and better. it's a happy day here. it is your final day at "world news now" after five months doing the program. back in february. so we thought what would be more appropopate than to kind of present a highlight reel of peggy bunker's best, including the april fools prank you may remember. >> oh my goodness, yes. >> take a look. >> let's polka. come on. >> and of course it's friday. you know --
>> oh, ew! >> oh my god, what is it?ç april fools? >> oh! that's awful! >> oh my god! >> that's disgusting! what is on here? >> look out, ya! congratulations, you're back. >> i'm not kidding. i'm not going to say there's not a muffin top when i sit down but standing up they look rather fetching. >> keep going. >> you could wear this out later. >> he loves me, he loves me not, he loves me. why big diamonds are all the rage. kim kardashian, eat your heart out. rob, let's do this. >> if you like breast milk put your hands up, let me hear you! whoo! ♪ >> i'm sorry.
it's not me. >> haven't you ever done tae bo? >> i kind of avoid exercise. >> and to this song especially. come on. ♪ >> later. >> your five months have been many things but uneventful has not en -- i'm really going to miss working with you. i've had a great time doing this. you were such a pleasure to work with. cool and sweet and smart. you're so good at what you do. i have enjoyed it. >> you're so nice.e. i'll pay you later. >> i've brought you gifts. >> you did not. >> one, a cket of skittles. >> this is how we got through the night. clearly sugar is my m.o. everyone's giving me the candy that i live on. >> outgoing anchor, your book full of alalthe fun graphics we've done all the year, all the good stuff. >> remember when we worked at mcdonald's together?
this morning on "world news now," agonizing conditions. the giant heat dome moves east and now nearly half the population of the u.s. is under a heat warning, watch or advisory. >> and heat-related illnesses are putting a strain on hospital emergency rooms across much of the country. it's friday, july 22nd. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> for t t last time. >> for the last time, yes, that's right. good morning, everyone, i am peggy bunker. >> i'm rob nelson. happy friday, guys. here in new york we're expecting triple-digit temperatures. if you're having trouble sleeping because of all this heat you're not alone. we'll help you get a little rest before a troublesome commute. the heat is destroying rail lines. >> oh my goodness, that's right. we probably have a lot of people
watching the show for the first time bececse they can't sleep, they're up all night. >> welcome all our new viewers. >> we're here every night. also ahead, from the heat to the political pressure cooker that is taking place in washington. that's where the president and congressional lawmakers could be getting closer to a deal to address the federal debt. a lot of folks think this should have been done a long time ago. >> dissatisfaction survey, the last one was 80% of americans saying get this thing done, tk capitol hill. hopefully the end of the tunnel, light at the end of the tunnel is there now. >> these are folks we elect because we think they can get this done and this has highlighted the fact that there's a lot of issues there. >> american politics. later in the show, the budget problem in the orlando area. in fact, it was pretty much money down the toilet. see how lawmakers found government waste, yep, in a jail's toilet paper budget. >> let's narrow that down. we're going to talk about tp. that's what it is and their crappy solution to the problem. but first -- >> let's get this out of the
way. >> first, mother nature's oven door is now wide open on the east coast, roasting heavily populated cities such as ours with stifling blankets of air, muggy, hot air, really bad air quality. >> almost 100 when we came in tonight. as the extreme heat covers a huge area from kansas to new england, near-record highs are expected here in new york, philadelphia, d.c., bean town. abc's matt gutman reports though on the dangers of all this. >> reporter: at brigham and women's hospital in boston a near-record number of patients in e.r. >> most complain of dizziness, weakness, fatigue, and the heat will be playing a role in their particular acute or chronic illness. >> reporter: it's not just people being knocked out. infrastructure is taking a beating too. heat so intense it bent these union pacific rail lines as if they were made of rubber. cracked these building foundations in tulsa. and closed the crown of the statue of liberty. it's not just blistering during the day. nearly 100 cities tied or set recordrdfor high temperatures overnight this month. and it's affecting the sleep of
millions. to see just how that works we went to the jefferson sleep disorder center. i had my vitals taken. >> 98.1. >> reporter: and went outside to cook. 134 degrees. i'm sweating. let's go back in. >> 98.4. >> reporter: i'm fitted with electrodes. >> people when they're exposed to a lot of heat, when it's really hot outside, they tend to wake up more, they tend to arouse. >> reporter: that's because when the body sleeps air core temperatures have to cool down. if you're overheated your body won't cool and your sleep is disturbed. cooling off hasn't been easy. here in philadelphia they crushed into municipal pools by the thousands. matt gutman, abc news. now the warning signs for heat-related illnesses. they're not too difficult to see. as matt mentioned insomnia can be a problem during a heat wave like this one. abc's medical editor dr. richard besser has some guidance. >> this is really important. listen to this. in 10 to 15 minutes if you've stopped sweating your body temperature can go up to 106 degrees or higher.
and that can be deadly. before you go to bed you can try a cool shower or cool bath. that will help bring down your ç core body temperature and make it easier to sleep. the tip i heard today that i like the most, try putting your sheets in the freezer for a couple of hours before you go to bed. it will make your bed more comfortable, may help you get to that part of falling asleep. >> put your sheets in the freezer, all right. as temperatures soar to record highs, new york city's electric company though is warning everyone to brace for some scattered power outages. city officials are making sure new yorkers are getting a little bit of relief from all this oppressiveve heat. thth've opened 500 cooling centers throughout the city. today's high in new york could reach 101 which would tie e a record. today sounds like the worst day of the last three or four. so brace yourself. >> i think some people will probably give that sheets trick a try. it's really just getting pretty tough out there. >> just don't leave them in there. just a few minutes. take a look at your forecast for the day.
in addition to the heat, you can look for some stormy weather from billings to the dakotas, upper midwest and ohio valley. thunderstorms from louisville to the gulf coast and another rainy day in the desert southwest. we do have scattered showers in northern new england. >> boston hits 97. baltimore 102. miami 91. nearly 100 in dallas and kansas city. 80s boise to fargo. 70, that sounds nice, 70 i seattle, your neck of the woods. 90 in salt lake city. >> my hometown right there. president obama and top republicans appear very close to reaching a deal to resolve the nation's debt crisis. the plpl would cut up to $3 trillion in spending over the next decade. it would also include a commitment to tax reform. lawmakers want to increase revenue by lowering tax rates and also closing some tax loopholes. despite the crisis, the house of representatives has decided to take this weekend off. >> i think it is just untoward -- that's the kindest word i can say -- the house of representatives out this weekend. what a bad picture that shows the country. ♪ zippity do daw zippity ay
♪ my oh my what a wonderful day ♪ >> i think a lot of folks have opinions on that one. we could hear more details about the deal when president obama hosts a town hall meeting later this morning at the university of maryland. that too will get pretty hot. >> better singngg than crying. the pentagon is announcing today the time has come to end don't ask, don't tell. that's the policy that bans gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. it will be abolished in 60 days. the announcement will take place in an event at the pentagon this afternoon shortly after new defense secretary leon panetta is formally sworn in. two new suspects are now in custody in connection with the brutal beating of a san francisco giants fan at l.a. dodgers stadium in march. brian stow is still listed in serious condition from that attack.ç he spent months in a coma and the new arrests could mean another suspect who's already being held for the beating will be exonerated. a new nfl labor deal could be in place by the end of the
day. at a meeting in georgia yesterday, league owners approved a new ten-year agreement thatat would end the current four-month lockout. nothing is that easy, though. the players have yet to vote on that agreement. they still say there is no deal. but if they approve it today, team facilities would be back open tomorrow. made against james murdoch, the son of media mogul rupert murdoch. the testimony he gave british lawmakers on tuesday about the ongoing phone hacking and bribery scandal is being questioned by a former adviser, among others. they say murdoch knew about the extent of the hacking years ago and that there's e-mail evidence to back that up. a california judge is telling lindsay lohan to get cracking on her community service. lohan was told yesterday that she needs to complete 480 hours of service by next april and there will be no extension. also, lohan was told she must enroll in psychological counseling. she has to complete three anti-shoplifting classes by her
next court appearance in october. do you own apple stock? if you do you'll like this story. apple is on the verge of becoming the world's most valuable company. with more than $76 billion in cash on hand, the company may be looking to buy the online video service hulu. abc's neal karlinsky reports on apple's success. >> reporter: there's the economy that we all live and breathe. stagnant growth and lingering unemployment. and then there's apple. >> apple. and the earnings solidly beat expectations. >> apple came out with a gangbuster number -- >> they have done it again. >> reporter: the tech giant's success this week defies normal economics. consider this. the ipad, a form of device that never existed, has been adopted by consumers faster than any other new technology. already in 16% of households in just over a year. by comparison, it took the cell phone nine years to reach that int. the color tv also took nine years. >> apple has caught a wave for the past decade of inventing and reinventing things that people
really, really want. >> reporter: listen to what steve jobs told me after unveiling the first iphone just four years ago. >> it's very clear to us that the world's going mobile. >> reporter: little did we know he was already working on the ipad, which has since spawned imitators, even counterfeiters. look at this fake apple store in china. all rip-offs. with apple's success, a whole new economy in apps. developers have raked in $2.5 billion. >> it's started entire new companies who in turn become very successful and make money for themselves. >> reporter: unlike traditional companies which sell products people like, apple has managed to do something unique. to sell things people love. and change the way we live in the process. neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. you've heard of the kentucky derby, the preakness, and of course the belmont. forget all about those races. >> old news, right? who cares about the triple crown when this weekend is the
big wiener dog race. racing event in n ur hometown of seattle. they held some qualifiers yesterday ahead of the big showdown tomorrow. oh yeah. >> you don't mess with the wiener. the finals are held at a horse racing track. the winning dog's owner gets cool prizes including a weekend away with their hot dog, you get to bring the wiener dog. what? >> i'm sorry. it's clearlyly friday here. have you ever owned a a wiener dog, messed with a wiener dog? >> i would get a dachshund. i do like those dogs. they're so cute. >> my friend has a dog, she's pushing me to get one. >> little long-haired dachshunds, they're supposed to be great dogs. i have westies. i like the dachshunds. >> why do you like them? >> i like little dogs, i'm one of though those. i don't like the purse dogs but i like little dogs. >> a little wiener. we'll be back with more "world news now" right after this. [ male announcer ] every day, thousands of people are choosing advil.
i'm still laughing. i hope you're ready because it's time for the -- ready -- favorite story of the day. >> got it righghtoday. >> that was very good. we all know the timemeare tough and for many that means cutting corners to save a little bit of cash. >> the orlando, florida, jail is taking cutting corners to an extreme. to save on the budget it is cutting corners of toilet paper they issue to the inmates. wftv's kenneth craig reports on the government waste. >> reporter: they are life's basic necessities that must be stocked at the orange county jail. food. clothing. even toilet paper. but we found out taxpayers almost paid for a lot more than just the basics. about $118,000 too much. >> and that's huge. >> that's enormous.
>> reporter: the toilet paper almost got the county's stamp of approval. until the $274,000 annual bill popped up on a recent agenda. it caught the eye of commissioner jennifer thompson. >> it seemed dollar for dollar that that may be a little more than i'm paying for my charmin at home. >> reporter: we learned that year-long contract with the toilet paper vendor was more expensive than 12 other bids that were all thrown out. we're told that happened because they didn't meet the jail's strict standards. they took into consideration the size of the rolls, their weight, even the number of sheets. they even threw out some of the rolls because they say they wouldn't fit on the dispenser. thompson tells us it turns out when the county took a second look, that wasn't a problem. they also realized the opportunity to go with a much cheaper state contract that will save taxpayers nearly $100,000 over three years. we're told that is how the jail will get the toilet paper from now on. >> you know what, i know this
not -- orlando's not the only area where this has happened. but i mean, how -- >> it's a good place to cut back. although this is a roll here -- we did the toilet flush. >> of course we did. >> we couldn't help ourselves. this is a pretty decent roll. some of the rolls here are on the cheapie side. who knew tp was so expensive. newark, san francisco, two other places where they're cutting back on tp. >> that square looks small to me. >> this is two-ply. >> this seems like a small square to me. tough times. oh, man. we'll be right back, stay with us.
character. >> i'm going to start by asking you in the most concise manner possible to tell those poor souls that never -- they don't know what a marvel comic is, they never read it. this is the first avenger. your guy steve rogers is not the second avenger. >> he's the first. >> i don't even know who the second avenger is and who cares? first avenger i really care about. who is he? who is this guy? >> he's a guy, he's living during the time of world war ii, he's got a laundry list of ailments, shortcomings. >> he can't enlist. >> can't enlist. he's tried. multiple times in multiple cities. lied on his application form just to have multiple chances. every time it's 4f. schedule 4f. unfit for service. and he's discovered by this doctor. dr. erskine. played by stanley tucci. stanley tucci sees qualities in him that are fititng for the experiment that he's about to undergo. >> because he's a good man. >> he's a good man. he's got heart.
in the face of all the things that life has dealt him, i think it's pretty easy for most people to become jaded. he's fallen victim to none of that. he still chooses to do the right thing. because it's the right thing to do. he's an incredibly noble guy. he's got good values. he's not doing it for people to see and for people to say, good job, to give him praise. he's doing it because it's the right thing to do. >> yet while you're playing steve rogers, you are a 90-pound weakling. >> that's right. >> i looked at that and i said, wait a minute. >> isn't it good? the special effects? >> it's amazing. >> so good. >> so i thought you were going to sit here and tell me as an actor with theater background that you just did it. >> went and lost 90 pounds. or 100 pounds. >> at least he had to be 90 pounds, right? >> would have been nice to have done that. time did not afford it. weight.wasn't just about the when you see what they did, i just saw this great behind the
scenes thing they're going to put in the dvd. they didn't just make me skinny. they, you know, shrunk my frame and took out my jawline and made my cheek -- certain things that just -- it was -- it was structurally based. my skeleton was smaller. so no matter how much weight i lost it wouldn't have achieved what they were looking for. >> rogers, steven. >> just give me a chance. >> sorry, son. i'm saving your life. >> what is a typical day in the life of chris evans when he's not working? >> when i'm not working? those are the best days. >> what happens? >> i'm a late -- >> you get up in the morning -- maybe you get up in the afternoon. >> i was going to say, morning? a.m. hours? probably not. no, i like to sleep in. i have a dog. and i'm a huge dog guy. >> so am i. >> love my dog. so my day is pretty much -- >> what kind of dog is he? >> american bulldog. his name is east. >> east? >> yeah, yeah. he's great.
so i spend a lot of time with him. if i'm back in boston and the weather's nice my buddies and i will go out and play some sports. pickup basketball, football, things like that. if i'm not working i'm usually reading scripts. if you're not working you're looking at the next thing. >> it's time for the last question. >> bring it on. >> this is every guest that's on this show. >> here we go. >> it always involves song. i leave this up to you, chris. >> i'm ready. >> this song is yours. >> i don't know -- >> what did they sing to you, your parents, as children? >> my mother sang the kenny loggins song. pooh corner? ♪ christopher robin and i walked along under branches lit up by the moon ♪ do you guys know this song? come on. that's it, come on, i did it, i gave you a verse. >> that's sweet. he can sing. that's very sweet. he's a cute actor. we do need to say that was made by marvel studios which is owned by disney. >> there we go. >> a lot of people are looking forward to seeing that movie. >> rotten tomatoes already 71%. the reviews have not been good.
but once i take advil, i'm able to finish out strong. it really works! [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] make the switch. take action. take advil. thank you, ma'am. as we've been saying, this is peggy's final day with us on "world news now" after five months here on the set. there we go. we have cupcakes here. >> i can't believe it. >> sparkling cider. >> the whole thing. you guys are the best. >> the bourbon's in my office. >> you cannot ask for a better crew. honestly, you guys are the best. i've only been here for a short time. everybody's been so fantastic. i can't imagine working with nicer people so thank you so much for being so great to work with. >> we're going to miss you. thank you so much for doing these crazy hours and having so much fun. it makes such a huge difference on the show. >> i love having fun with you guys. cheers to everyone. cheers to all the viewers at home too. staying up with us all night. >> to you. salud. time for the polka. >> it is friday. so say it one more time. >> whoo-hoo, let's polka!
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this morning on "world news now," millions in misery. the giant heat dome that is trapping the eastern half of the country in a hellish air mass. it is taking its toll. >> the northeast, temperatures should hit the triple digits, an unprecedented danger. it is friday, july 22nd. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, i'm peggy bunker. >> i'm rob nelson. happy friday, everybody. on top of the heat and humidity, even the air quality in many cities is in the danger zone. as people turn up the ac, power companies arartaking precautions to prevent blackouts. it is amazing the ripple effects with so much of the country in this oven for the last several days. it could go well into the weekend. >> it is incredible. i can't walk the dogs, i can't really take the babies out for a stroll.
this has impacted people's day-to-day lives. it's just too hot to leave the ac. >> let's leave now, get a cold beer, call it a weekend. lawmakers on capitol hill are also feeling the heat over federal debt negotiations. they could be a step closer to a long-awaited deal. if you're not outraged by this, perhaps you have deal fatigue like a lot of people do. most americans are pretty upset. this seems ridiculous that the people we elect to be able to pull this off have not been able to do so until now. >> we keep saying august 2nd but they have to get a bill crafted and passed before august 2nd. they have to get it done several daze before then. we're in crunch time but at least a glimmer of hope. air conditioned movie theaters sound like a wondndful idea for your weekend. we'll preview two hits coming out. one, justin timberlake's film "friends with benefits." we've all been there. and look at the new "captain america" superhero picture in our "insomniac theater". >> am i lying? >> did you just say that? >> i said it. >> we're going to go into detail that that a little bit later. the enormous heat wave melting records across the
country. >> nearly half the nation is wrapped in a hot and potentially deadly shroud. the east coast now feeling the full force of it. abc's t.j. winick has the very latest. >> reporter: good morning, rob and peggy. here in new york city, we are expecting a high of 101 degrees later today. that would tie the all-time record. how hot is it? the crown of the iconic statue of liberty in new york was closed to the public at 2:00 p.m. thursday because the temperature inside reached 110 degrees. 45% of the entire u.s. population, 141 million americans across two dozen states, are now under heat advisories. the weather is being blamed for at least 22 deaths nationwide. chicago is experiencing its warmest july in 34 years. >> it takes your breath away. it's very hot, sweaty, gross. >> reporter: as temperatures soar across the midwest, utility crews tackle widespread power outages. >> we don't even have fans.
so it's -- no air moving. >> reporter: in fact, demand on a grid which transmits electricity to all or part of 13 states and washington, d.c. may have hit record levels thursday. new yorkers are bracing for a similar situation. power outages are expected to pop up over the next three days. >> if we need to deliver dry ice, we can do that. if we need to roll generators, we can do that. >> reporter: back in philadelphia, runners quickly climbed the steps that rocky made famous. the mercury rising almost as fast as they did. >> humidity makes it really tough. the air is kind of heavy and thick. and so with that it was sometimes hard to breathe. >> reporter: doctors warn that in these extreme conditions, our bodies even at rest can lose a quart of fluid an hour. that's why doctors say we should wear light clothing, not go outside unless we have to, and of course, drink plenty of water. rob and peggy? >> oh my goodness, that water looks so good. if you're up right now watching us and you're not used to being up this late it could be you have insomnia. hot weather can make you an
insomniac. your body's cooling system isn't working as well so you're up all night. >> the thing that may work is to take a cool shower to help cool your body down. cool showers are oftentimes a good thing. >> sounds like a good idea. as the big apple bakes, new yorkers have somewhere safe and cool to seek a little bit of refuge. 500 cooling centers have been set up across the five boroughs and they'll remain open most of the weekend. everyone is welcome to go there and cool off but officials are especially concerned about the elderly. and here's one way to beat the heat in michigan. grand rapids ice sculptor randy finch carved out ice chairs to cool off on for a good cause, part of a red cross fund-raiser to help the homeless. that looks refreshing. i'd take a seat. >> cools off one area. you need the whole effect. >> it's an important area. okay, let's take a look at your friday forecast now. because this is going to be the talker today. hail and gusty w wds from billings to the dakotas,
minneapolis, chicago, detroit, and cleveland. thunderstorms from louisville to the gulf coast. showers in florida and northern new england. downpours across colorado and new mexico. >> 98 in albuquerque. 106 in phoenix. 86 in fargo. upupr 90s in dallas and kansas city. the northeast also hovers around the 100-degree mark. 93 in atlanta. and 90 in the big easy. and on to our other major story this morning. it is an emerging deal to resolve the debt crisis. the white house and republicans are in serious talks over the plan. it would cut up to $3 trillion in spending g er the next 10 years. now this would also include a commitment to tax reform and also to increase revenue by lowering rates and closing loopholes. all sides agree that a deal is needed urgently. >> we are going to not let -- the u.s. government cannot default on its obligations. >> the congress must act before august the 2nd. >> i'm going to keep members of congress here as long as it takes to get it done. >> that's good to hear.
we could hear more details about the deal when president obama hosts a town hall meeting later this morning at the university of maryland. more political news now. former presidential candidate john edwards faces even more costly legal problems. the federal government says the edwards campaign should repay the government more than $2 million. auditors say the edwards campaign understated its cash on hand and overstated its expenses. last month edwards was indicted for illegally accepting campaign contributions. nfl owners and players are now edging toward a new labor deal. the owners yesterday approved a new tentative ten-year agreement to endnd the current four-month lockout. ayer representatives did not vote on this. their union chief was quick to say there was no deal just yet. the league has canceled its ç annual hall of fame game which kicks off the preseason schedule. a major development in the case of a san francisco giants fan who was severely beaten at l.a. dodgers stadium back in march. two new suspects have now been arrested. brian stow was beaten after watching his team play the
dodgers on opening day. he was in a coma for months. last month he was upgraded to serious condition. these new arrests could mean a suspect already in custody will now be exonerated. two women are dead after an accident involving a commuter train and a car in suburban chicago. investigators in oak forest say the victims were in the car that was dragged about a quarter of a mile after the crash. the front of the commuter train derailed. none of the passengers was seriously injured. thousands of workers in central florida are getting layoff notices today now that nasa is out of the shuttle business. 18,000 people once earned their living as part of the shuttle program. wftv's kevin oliver reports on the end of an era. >> reporter: 30 years and three months after nasa's first shuttle debuted, "atlantis" slipped into the kennedy space center just before sunrise and brought the shuttle program to a close. the commander radioed mission control after rolling to a stop, a tradition since the first landing. >> after serving the world over
30 years, the space shuttle has earned its place in history and has come to a final stop. >> reporter: as the sun came up and the convoy moved in to get the final four astronauts out, dozens of workers came out to the runway to see "atlantis" and greet the crew. >> i saw grown men and grown women crying today. tears of joy. to be sure. >> reporter: within 24 hours of the "atlantis" landing 2,300 shuttle workers around the country will be laid off, including 1,800 at kennedy space center. nasa ended the program so billions spent to maintain and launch the orbiters could be diverted to a yet to be designed rocket which would allow astronauts to travel farther than the space station or earth's orbit. when the crew emerged the commander said he hoped the shuttle served as an inspiration even in retirement. >> if we set those steps right now and they continue with that next generation of space explorers, then i consider our job here complete.
>> reporter: workers didn't put "atlantis" back in the barn right away. instead, they allowed the shuttle to bask in the sunlight a little bit longer so workers could take in the end of this era. at the height of the space shuttle program there were 16,000 workers out here at the kennedy space center. the center director says by thth time all the layoff notices go out, only 9,000 will remain. at the kennedy space center, kevin oliver for abc news.s. >> historic moment yesterday, record crowd out there and parts of the shuttle will be relics in which is kind of cool. >> a lot of folks want the one of those shuttles to end up back in houston where they had the space center there. not to be. they'll have to come to new york. >> glad the guys are back home on the ground safely. me, too, definitely. a southern california man could go home as early as today with a new lease on life. frank murdoch is one of the few people in the world to receive three transplanted organs. he got a new lung 11 years ago. just recently the navy veteran was given a new heart, new kidney too. surgeons admit the operation was a challenge for this very grateful patient.
>> to me, this was a miracle. and i bless anybody who's an organ donation out there and let them know that, you know, this is where they go. they go to veterans. they go to people who need them. >> yeah, it's a tricky surgery. it's tricky because he had first lung transplant so it made the heart transplant a little more tricky. and as far as the kidney transplant it's tricky because we have to balance all the different functions of the organs and make sure that the patient's not on medications that will damage the kidney. >> the miracle of modern medicine. doctors say that murdoch can now expect to live a long, healthy life and also see his 11-year-old son grow up. >> amazing story. lucky guy. >> absolutely. there is some medical ingenuity in this next story as well. this involves a tortoise that is rolling on with life after a serious injury. i love these stories. check this out. >> i love this story.
12-year-old gamma is sporting a prosthetic wheel in place of his left front leg which had to be amputated. it's believed he suffered a severe burn and that's what made the amputation necessary. >> poor little guy. this is where it gets scientific. veterinarians say that the wheel cost about 7 bucks. they bought it at ace hardware. they're calling him at&t, all-terrain tortoise. good brain power put to work there. >> keep on rolling. >> bucks and he's rolling away. >> we'll see what the other guy is doing. you go, dude, roll on, roll on. >> we'll be right back with more "world news now."
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everyone was talking about the literal heat around the country. for everything else that made headlines the last few days here is "the week in quotes." >> my hope is we can start gathering everybody over the next couple of days to choose a clear direction and to get this issue resolved. >> we're going to stay in session every day. >> every day, monday through sunday and get this problem fixed. >> we've had enough. we want you to work together. >> get it done, for god's sake. >> there's no way that a reporter can come in with the kind of salacious, page one stories that "the news of the world" was running without an editor saying, how'd you get that story? who was your source? >> how powerful was rupert murdoch in britain? >> immensely powerful. the view of every prime minister for the last 30 years is no one can get elected without the blessing of the patriarch. >> i would just like to say one sentence. this is the most humble day of my life. >> so today the guy's testifying
in front of a committee in parliament and gets hit with a pie. gets hit with a pie. police aren't sure whether it was curly or mo. >> is she or has she left florida? >> i certainly couldn't disclose anything like that. >> she'll probably be able to wrestle out of this about $1 million. >> people may not want to touch casey anthony because they don't want her to profit from what they see as someone who got away with murder. >> very hot today. >> it's too hot. it's so hot. over 100 and something. >> unless we can get humanitarian aid into this part of the world, unless we can scale up our operations to meet the growininneed, this could -- this crisis could turn into a catastrophe. >> it is japan's world cup! >> they'll be able to see how far japan can go, even with everything, with the odds against them. >> pretty amazing week when you look at all of that. >> it is amazing on many levels, in fact.
as you announced yesterday, this is your final day here. >> my final day on the show, on overnights. i'm going to miss you all so much. everyone's been fantastic. final day. >> how's it feel so far? >> good. bittersweet always. >> of course, exactly. we have a few surprises up our sleeves. some pictures and some music for you. some good stuff. looking good in front of the anchor desk, i like that, nice pic. >> all right. when we return, more animal stories. i can't get enough of them. this is an extra special day. >> when wild bears venture into not so wild places they get unwanted attention. we'll get into that and more when we come back on "world news now."
too chose to home. >> they come into our turf or we go into their turf. sometimes these bears get too close. they're showing up in backyards. they're looking to more than a picnic basket. here's neil karlinsky. >> reporter: what do a new jersey pool, a seattle-area home, and the new mexico governor's mansion all have in common? >> he's up a tree! >> reporter: bear trouble. big bear trouble. >> it's a black bear. i cannot believe it. it's in our yard. >> reporter: wildlife officials are already calling it the summer of the bear. >> the reason that we're seeing more bears coming down into these areas is because of the hot, dry weather. and the lack of natural forage that they would depend on. >> reporter: in pennsylvanan, another bear in a backyard pool. this time playing with a ball. outside seattle, cameras captured a standoff between police and a bear in a driveway, just blocks from an elemenenry school. >> we're talking about an adult bear here, jumping all sizes of fences with ease, growling and
charging people. >> reporter: not far away, one was shot with a tranquilizer to get it out of a tree behind some apartments. after a semi-soft landing it was hauled off and banished to the woods. in new mexico, the governor is now asking the public to be on guard for bears displaced by wildfires after seeing this not so little guy strolling outside the governor's mansion. in a strange way, officials say there is good news in all this because it means there are more bears after years of urban sprawl driving them away. >> really doesn't bother me. i've lived in this neighborhood, i'm here all the time. >> reporter: best advice, keep your garbage locked up tight. bears don't like people, they just want your leftovers. neal karlinsns, abc news, seattle. >> working in news we've done tons of stories on bears. they say at least from when i did the story, your barbecue and bird feeder are the main reasons you're going to get a bear in your backyard. >> that's what brings them in. that's when the bear got in your
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great cameos, woody harrelson, patricia clarkson. what people are saying is this is unexpectedly fresh and new. even though we just saw this thing a month or so ago with ashton kutcher and natalie portman. same premise. take a quick listen here to a scene from the flick. >> you swear you don't want anything more from me other than sex? >> you swear you don't want anything more from me? >> no relationship. no emotions. just sex. >> whatever happens, we stay friends. >> swear. >> swear. >> swear. kind of a fun movie to go see. >> it's been a great movie discussion since "when harry met sally." can you really just be physical buddies without the heart and emotion and love. >> i don't think you can. >> you don't think you can. >> that's not the point. >> well, i think -- hm. >> if you don't care about this conversation or debate maybe you want to see "captain america." some people really love this. it's an age-old story. a lot of people think this is a reinvention of it. some of the critics don't agree.
"captain america" is getting some reviews saying this is a terrible movie, that it's not really worth going to see. others are saying they love the story lineneo much they want to check it out. we have new faces that are starring in this movie so you might go for fresh folks that are in it. also someone from the cnn.com, rather than fight against the character's flag-waving, nazi-bursting roots, the movie embraces them. take a listen to what we're talking about. >> i did it. >> yeah, yeah. i think we did it. >> how do you feel? >> taller. >> okay. so if you like the generation period films and costumes, maybe you'll like it. got some good action. that's the one thing all the reviewers are saying, great action. >> this may not be a movie you necessarily go see. >> i think it looks prprty good. you and i are having a debate over whether this is possible to have the friends with benefits, something that's even viable.
this morning on "world news nono" the deadly dome of heat moves to the northeast, bringing triple-digit temperatures to big cities. >> it is a dangerous burden to people and utilities trying to prevent blackouts. it's friday, july 22nd. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everybody. happy friday. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm peggy bunker. it is going to be another miserable day for anybody working outdoors as heat warnings and advisories impact nearly half the american population. it's having an impact on farm crops as well. you can expect fewer tomatoes at the market. we're going to tell you why that's the case. >> that's the real tragedy. >> there's a l l of animals that are suffering. there's not a lot of water so crops are really suffering
everywhere. chickens dying from lack of ac. >> it's crazy. i was watching the local news on my way in about 11:30, heat index in new york was 97 degrees. >> and very soupy. >> 11:30 at night. it is hotter than two squirrels making love in a wool sock. it is hot out there. >> i was waiting for a good one, there you go. also this half hour, president obama's former chief of staff and new mayor of chicago refused to answer reporters' questions about where his kids attend school. we asked you on our facebook page was rahm emanuel's conduct out of line? >> oh, boy. politicians hate this question. they really don't want to answer. >> politicians of that level are wealthy and go to private school, everyone realizes that's the reality. >> this is a big issue when the obama girls went to d.c., where are they going to attend school? of course they went to a lovely private e hool. also the new england guy who bought a used car and insisted this car he bought was a lemon. you're going to see how he took
action after discovering this problem and got in trouble with the police. >> a little bit of parking lot rage. back to the squirrels and the sock. no. okay. go on. we begin with the stubborn heat putting a strain on power grids across the country. >> we're talking about excessive heat. the warnings have been issued from kansas to massachusetts. philadelphia canceled summer school for today. big cities like new york are offering cooling centers and free swimming. >> let's get the latest from abc's t.j. winick. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, rob and peggy. here in new york city we're expecting a high of 101 degrees later today. that would tie the all-time record. it is hot outside. but life goes on. you just deal with it. even if you're on this construction crew in philadelphia. >> can't describe it. just very hot out. the humidity, it just kills you. all you can do is try and stay hydrated and keep an eye on each other. >> reporter: it's expected to hit 101 in philly, breaking the
all-time record. but it's not just there. 45% of the entire u.s. population, 141 million americans across two dozen states, are now under heat advisories. the weather is being blamed for at least 22 deaths nationwide. chicago is experiencing its warmest july in 34 years. >> it takes your breath away. it's very hot, sweaty, gross. >> reporter: as temperatures soar across the midwest, utility crews face widespread power outages. >> it's very difficult because we don't even have fans. so it's no air moving, difficult to sleep. we don't have any hot water. >> reporter: new yorkers are bracing for a similar situation. power outages are expected to pop up over the next three days. with a city likely breaking its record for power consumption. back in philadelphia, runners quickly climb the steps that rocky made famous. the mercury rising almost as fast as they did. >> humidity makes it really tough. the air is heavy and thick. with that sometimes hard to breathe.
>> reporter: doctors tell us the best thing to avoid a problem is dress in light clothing. don't go outside unless we have to, and of course drink plenty of water. rob and peggy? the ultra-hot conditions are also taking a toll on roads especially in the midwest. repair crews had to scramble to fix two lanes on a busy highway in st. louis. it buckled in the heat and backed up traffic for miles. the heat wave is putting the squeeze on this year's tomato crops. wild tomatoes need heat to thrive. too much of it dramatically cuts down production. complaining that their first re crop only yielded half as many tomatoes as usual. >> we'll see that reflected at the closely store i'm. strong storms with a chance of storm montana to minnesota and also ohio. thunderstorms from mobile to memphis, birmingham and new orleans. scattered showers in maine and florida. don't make me laugh. heavy rain in the four corners region of the southwest. >> phoenix is the hot spot at 106.
colorado springs hits 98. mostly 90s from the twin cities to dallas and along the east coast. and expect 97 in boston and 102 in baltimore. it does look like the white house and republicans are in serious talks to resolve the nation's debt crisis. it's probably about time now. the plan would slash up to $3 trillion from the budget over the next 10 years. this would also include cuts to entitlement programs and higher medicaid premiums for wealthier retirees. also there would be a commitment to closing tax loopholes. and now to that question that led chicago's mayor to walk out of an interview. a reporter asked rahm emanuel who is known for his short fuse about his children's education. abc's jonathan karl reports on what happened next. >> reporter: newly elected chicago mayor rahm emanuel's famously hot temper was on display in an interview. when he angrily refused to answer a question about where his kids will go to school. >> oh, marianne, let me break the news to you. my children are not in a public
position. the mayor is. and as long as i'm -- >> you don't think it will be news where they go to school? >> no, i think you will do that, but let me be really -- you're asking me a value statement, not a policy. no, no, you have to appreciate this. my children are not an instrument o ome being mayor. my children are my children. >> reporter: political leaders, of course, have a right to family privacy just like everyone else. but the "where do your kids go to school" question is not a new one. last year, president obama was asked if his daughters would get as good an education in a d.c. public school as they do in private school. >> i'll be blunt with you, the answer is no right now. the d.c. public school systems are struggling. >> reporter: look what happened when new jersey governor chris christie was asked about his kids on a pbs call-in show. >> you don't send your children to public schools, you send them to private schools. so i was wondering why you think it's fair to be cutting school
funding to public schools. >> first off it's none of your business. i don't ask you where you send your kids to school, don't bother me about where i send mine. >> reporter: as for rahm? >> i have so many questions to ask you -- >> i look forward to another interview. >> reporter: after storming off he called another station to say his kids will be going to private school. jonathan carl, abc news, washington. >> this is our facebook question of the day. it's definitely stirring up a lot of conversation in our news room. is this okay to ask a political figure who's making decisions about schools in their town, is it okay to ask them about their personal situation? >> people chiming in already on facebook. >> some people say it's open territory, it's open turf to say, chuck says so. >> chuck says it. >> chuck says it's okay to ask. chuck says it's not okay to walk off in the middle of an interview. see what else chuck is saying. >> chuck says a lot. this is an old argument, p pple have been asked for many years and most of these politicians are wealthy and send their kids to private s sool. very few are i ipublic schools. a lot of big metro area public
school systems are not in great shape and politicians know that. may not sound good politically but it's not shocking. >> a lot of folks don't have the resources because that's their only choice. the parliament testimony from rupert murdoch's son about his company's phone-hacking scandal is now in question. on tuesday james murdoch told british lawmakers that he did not know the full extent of hacking done by the staff at "news of the world" but his former legal adviser and a former editor are now claiming that there's e-mail evidence that murdoch knew about the scope of the hacking that took place years ago. james murdoch is denying any misleading testimony. also, the man who tried to hit rupert murdoch with a shaving cream pie is due in court today. 26-year-old jonathan may-bowles has already been charged for that attack. in new england an unhappy customer is in trouble with the law after a smash-up at a used car lot. police in new hampshire say
david cross was not pleased with a van he brought. so when herought the vehicle back police say he got some attention when he expressed his outrage by crashing the van into six other cars on the lot. >> he wasn't happy with it. he described it as a lemon. and when they wouldn't work with him he got angry over it and decided to go over there and damage other cars as a result. >> cross then flagged down a squad car and confessed to an officer. the car dealer says repairs to the damaged cars will cost about $20,000. a little rage. some pets have exactly the right name and here's a classic example of one perfect fit. >> meeeethis cat. this is lucky the cat from colorado. here's why he's so lucky. >> lucky settled down for a nap last month right under the family lawnmower. and of course it was just about time to cut the grass. >> oh, no. he wound up losing a leg and
suffering a broken jaw but he's alive, using one of his nine lives and lucky is feeling better every day. >> he is now down to eight lives, if not fifi or six. that is very --ty close shave. >> happy to see lucky, he's got a cute family taking care of him. we'll be right back with more "world news now."
things burning up there in times square. >> oh, man, yes. >> and all over the countrtr it should be no surprise the heat was a topic burning up the yahoo! search engines this week. another hot one, the nation's debt debate. >> yahoo! web life editor heather cabot joins us with the week's scorching trends online. good morning, heather.
>> hey, guys. for the second week in a row rupert murdoch dominated searches as the media mogul and his son faced a hearing before the british parliament. lookups for the word contrite shot up as did questions about murdoch's wife who dramatically leapt to her husband's defense when a heckler accosted him with a shaving cream pie. across the web this week the news corp. scandal even overshadowed the budget troubles here at home. searches for murdoch are double those for president obama. this as the white house signal that would be open to a compromise that would temporarily rate the country's debt ceiling. but with the august 2nd deadline looming, anxious americans, mostly women over age 65, consulted the yahoo! search engine to find out if their social security checks would still arrive on time or at all. and the deadly heat wave that's claimed the lives of 22 people also commanded people's attention online this week. the scorching weather zeroing in on the east coast right now scored lots of lookups for how to handle the heat, including
even some quirky searches for air conditioned clothing. to beat the heat many people cooled off by reading up on the latest celebrity news. among the breakouts tim robbins and the musical debut of the oscar-winner's new album. searches of the actor and his band are up over 800% as the group heads out on tour. lolo of buzz about maya rudolph's new baby boy. searches for the "saturday night live" alum are up 368%. fans a ao wanted to know more about rocker gwen stefani's new clothing line for babies. and also lots of interest in why tennis star caroline wozniacki was having dinner with rory mcilroy just a day after the u.s. open winner split with his girlfriend. a blogger snapped photos of the two looking cozy at a london cafe sunday and now lookups for caroline jumped more than 300% this week. stay cool this weekend, guys. back to you. >> that's right, stay cool. no matter how you can do it. >> if you can across the country. everything has definitely been
steamy. here's a couple of things coming up that people are going to be talking about. katie perry, she just got nine nominations for the 2011 mtv video music awards. that's going to be exciting. >> i think she's at the top of her career right now. she's doing really well. >> she's great. >> on the more serious side of things, john edwards likely will be back in the news. they're asking he pay back more than 2 million bucks to the feds because they're saying he overstated his expenses and understated his revenue a little bit on top of his other legal issue. these are issues trending now. so people are buzzing again about edwards, not in the most positive way. >> not in the most positive way. that will be a big talker next week. that's absolutely sure. giant sink hole forms under a guatemalan woman's bed. >> breaking news. >> sound like something you need to see. >> i have a feeling you may be trending later today too as we say good-bye to you on the show. i'm very sad. very sad. >> we too. >> we have some surprises coming up later today. when we come back the big dispute in arnold schwarzenegger
and time now for your friday morning "skinny." we've got lots to talk about lately with the sheenster and the goddesses. we sat down, abc has an exclusive interview with bree olson who was one of the goddesses. charlie sheen introduced us to them some time ago. they were very involved with helping him take care of his twins. brie is talking about what was really going on behind the scenes. also she talks about looking after the two boys, max and bob.
this is what she had to say. take a listen. >> that is so absurd that, oh, a porn star is not capable of being aroundndhildren. just because i've chosen to do what everyone else does in this whole entire world on camera does not make me ineligible to be around children. >> she's done a lot on camera. >> that does not make her ineligible to do that, that's right. the one thing you have to say, really is this in the best interests of these two kids? right now they are currently in the custody of their mother, brooke mueller. she's admitted to having some drug issues. how she's really been struggling with addictions but wants to be able to take care of her kids. brooke's mom has really stepped in to help take care of these twins. >> someone needs to. >> bree olson, one of the goddesses, said sheen was really a great father. >> who really knows what's going on with all of that. good luck, charlie. >> speaking of children.
>> yep. >> a little update on the palin clan. i think we talked about this earlier yesterday. the photo actually came out showing britta hanssen, who is the wife of sarah palin's eldest son whose name is track. gawker first published this photo showing her very, very pregnant. are they say less than two months after the wedding she is several months pregnant. meaning more than two months. do a little math there, carry the one. >> some people are saying she's like -- >> shotgun. >> seven, eight months along, could be a shotgun wedding. >> this would be her second grandchild -- >> that was -- came along perhaps before the vows. >> just pointing out there. >> arnold schwarzenegger is refusing to pay wife maria shriver spousal support. which i think this is jaw-dropping to a lot of folks. he's indicated he does not want to pay his soon to be ex-wife maria shriver spousal support or attorney fees for that matter after they ended their 25-year marriage. they're saying this dispute is probably going to heat up a
little bit here in the courtroom because these papers were sort of unexpected. most people thought he would maybe quietly do what needed to be done. >> you would think. >> keep a lid on the whole thing. but apparently he's recently filed papers on wednesday saying i'm not willing to fork over any cash. >> this is spousal support, not child support. >> sure. >> not saying whether it's right or wrong. >> some of the kids are past the date where they'd probably be able to get child support. some of them are younger so they might be eligible for that. >> just so messy. i'd think he'd want it all to go away. >> you'd think. >> all right, arnold. lastly up here, chris brown. this guy's always in the news for something fun. now he's claiming there's some kind of conspiracy against him in the neighborhood he lives. e people in his building have it against him, they want him out. two pieces of evidence, the photos from tmz of his car parked in a handicapped spot. he says his spaces that were assigned to him have been painted over with handicapped and no parking signs. and there's also on the right, "c.b." carved into the elevator, they're saying, chris brown, you
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call the number on your screen. ♪ don't you forget about me ♪ don't don't don't don't >> peggy bunker. >> you guys are making me sad. everyone's been so nice today. >> it's a happy day, though, it's a happy day. moving on to bigger and better. it's a happy day here. it is your final day at "world news now" after five months doing the program. back in february. so we thought what would be more appropriate than to kind of present a highlight reel of peggy bunker's best, including the april fools prank you may remember. take a look. >> let's polka. come on. >> and of course it's friday. you know --
>> oh, ew! >> oh my god, what is it? april fools? >> oh! >> oh my god! >> that's disgusting! what is on here? >> look out, ya! congratulations, you're back. >> i'm not kidding. i'm not going to say there's not a muffin top but standing up they look rather fetching. >> you could wear this out later. >> he loves me, he loves me not, he loves me. why big diamonds are all the rage. kim kardashian, eat your heart out. rob, let's do this. >> if you like breast milk put your hands up, let me hear you! ♪
>> i'm sorry. it's not me. >> haven't you ever done tae bo? >> i kind of avoid exercise. >> to this song especially. get into it, rob. >> no. you know what? >> your five months have been many things but uneventful has not been -- i'm really going to miss working with you. i've had a great time doing this. you were such a pleasure to work with. cool and sweet and smart. >> i'll pay you later. >> i've brought you gifts. you did not. >> one, a packet of skittles. >> this is how we got through the night. clearly sugar is my m.o. everyone's giving me the candy that i live on. >> outgoing anchor, your book full of all the fun graphics wee done all the year, all the good stuff. >> remember when w wworked at mcdonald's together? that was fun. >> a very nice bottle of champagne i hope you open sunday